Schizophrenia Articles

Help Determining if My Cousin Is Schizophrenic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
My cousin is a 56 year old who has been divorced twice. Had a few long and serious relationships, maybe lasting at the most 2/3 years. Is currently living alone. She has most recently become unemployed, a large source of stress for her, as her ...

How to Help a Bipolar Schizophrenic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
My mother has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and severe bi-polarism for several years. Since my dad divorced her she has ran through all the money she was awarded. She has been living with my grandparents who can no longer handle the stress and cannot financially ...

Boyfriend Has Schizoaffective Disorder

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, July 4th, 2014
I have been in a relationship for five years with a man who was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, depression with psychotic features. For the most part, his disorder does not have a negative impact on our relationship. He has trouble keeping his place clean and ...

Dissociation, Avoidant, or Antisocial Personality Disorder?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, June 26th, 2014
I am emotionally detached; I am not capable of feeling love (or at least I cannot recognize the feeling), and my other emotions are muted (the only emotion that I can feel strongly is annoyance). I cannot really feel guilt, and have little empathy (I ...

Can Paternal Age & My Mental Illness Increase Schizophrenia Risk?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, June 21st, 2014
Hello. Due to obsessive compulsive disorder I have developed a new obsession that is causing me so much concern I am unable to think about anything else and in desperate need of some reassurance! Firstly I have suffered all my life with mental health problems. ...

I Have Many Symptoms of Schizophrenia. What Are Some Diagnoses I Should Look Into?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, June 14th, 2014
Hi, I have many schizophrenic symptoms such as hallucinations (auditory and visual), delusions (I feel as though someone is always watching me), and (just minor) paranoia (I don't trust people). However, I am a very level-headed person. I never have mood-swings or feel overwhelmed at ...

Brother Can’t Accept that “Memories Of Past” Never Really Happened

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
My brother just started working at a company as an independent contractor and since then he has starting telling my parents and me that they (his co-workers) are all playing secret mind games with him. He's telling us he's met them before and describing in ...

Afraid My Wife May Be Paranoid Schizophrenic

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, June 9th, 2014
About a month and 1/2 ago my wife started thinking someone was hacking into her Facebook account and reading her notifications. I put all the security measures in place and ensured her she was safe. It has gradually gotten worse to the point she believes ...

My Hubby Was Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Chronic State, We Have a Kid

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
I have this partner in life now who has been diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia since 2008. We have been schoolmates long way on our high school days before. After 7 years we've meet again most probably earlier of February 2011. At first, I really don't ...

Child’s Father Won’t Take Medication for His Psychosis; Behavior Is Getting Worse

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
A year ago my son's father stay involuntary at the psych ward at a hospital. He only took his meds for a week and didn’t follow up with the DR; he told the secretary he didn’t need to be there or take the meds. He ...

I’m Very Concerned with My Recent Behavior — Am I Crazy?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, May 30th, 2014
For the last couple years, I have had been experiencing behavior that concerns me. It's hard for me to explain, but I get delusional theories in my head. I start obsessing over 'government coverups and conspiracies, it's gotten so bad that I start believing that ...

There’s a Voice in My Head that Sometimes Controls What I Do

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, May 30th, 2014
I was have been diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety disorder. I have this voice in my head that talks to me and tells me what to do. Sometimes it says things like "if you don't go do this you'll die" other times it ...